Shannon Sharpe Obliterated After Saying Face Of NBA Must Be Married While Also Using Magic Johnson As An Example

Shannon Sharpe has been a phenomenal addition to the First Take crew. Overall, he has delivered some great takes, and he has solid chemistry with Stephen A. Smith. Now that he is no longer with Skip Bayless, it feels like he has more freedom to be himself. Furthermore, he has been doing big things with Club Shay Shay. It feels as though Sharpe is now a huge star in the broadcasting world, and that goes beyond just sports. However, he still has some questionable takes from time to time.

For instance, today, the First Take crew found themselves speaking about who the next face of the NBA will be. Moreover, they were trying to determine how this player will be figured out. Well, Sharpe chimed in with an interesting theory. He believes the player needs to be in some sort of public-facing stable relationship. For instance, LeBron James had Savannah, while Magic Johnson and Larry Bird were also married. Unfortunately, this take did not go over well as Stephen A. and JJ Redick were left stunned.

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Shannon Sharpe Tries To Get Off A Take

Subsequently, fans flooded Twitter with some reactions to what was being said. Overall, they could not believe that Magic Johnson would be mentioned here. After all, he is someone who cheated on his wife quite a bit while he played in the NBA. Although he and Cookie are still together, the infidelity definitely invalidates the point Shannon was trying to make here. Beyond that, the point was a bit far-fetched to begin with. No one is really thinking about the players and who they might be married to.

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Let us know what you think of Shannon Sharpe and his take, in the comments section down below. Do you agree with him? Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news and updates from around the sports world. We will continue to keep you informed on all of your favorite athletes. With the NBA playoffs approaching, we will have a ton to bring you.

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Kai Cenat Confronts Shannon Sharpe After Being Mercilessly Roasted On “First Take” For Being Three Feet Tall

Kai Cenat is one of the biggest streamers in the entire world right now. Overall, he just won streamer of the year at the Streamer Awards. At this point, there is no denying what Kai has done in his career. Although he is mostly found on Twitch, he is becoming a mainstream figure. For instance, this past weekend, he got to play in the Celebrity All-Star Game for NBA All-Star Weekend. Sure, he only scored four points, but he was still a huge presence all weekend. He even got hopped over by Jaylen Brown during the Dunk Contest.

Unfortunately, the dunk was fairly underwhelming considering the fact that Cenat isn’t very tall. Furthermore, he was sitting down which made the dunk that much less impressive. On First Take yesterday, Shannon Sharpe made his feelings clear on all of this. In fact, he claimed that Cenat was three-feet tall and that sitting down, he was half of that. Cenat saw this on his stream and freaked out, although you can tell it was an act for the sake of content. Subsequently, he joined Nightcap with Shannon and Ochocinco, where he confronted the two on what was said.

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Kai Cenat Defends His Honor

Sharpe thought it was all very funny, as did Ochocinco. However, Sharpe did defend his take, noting that he just wanted to illustrate how bad the dunk was. As for Cenat and his height, the streamer said he is 5’9″. Sharpe wasn’t so sure about all of this as he claimed that he was 5’5″. At this point, the two are not going to be able to come to an agreement on height. That said, it is cool to see these two on a podcast together. They are both leveling up in the media world, and their fanbases are bigger than ever.

Let us know what you thought about this entire situation, in the comments section down below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news and updates from around the entertainment world. We will continue to keep you informed on all of your favorite personalities and their upcoming projects.

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Shannon Sharpe Calls Out Comedians Recycling “Gay” Jokes

It’s no surprise that since Katt Williams’ viral Club Shay Shay interview, various comedians have taken aim at Shannon Sharpe. Recently, for example, Eddie Griffin made fun of Sharpe’s podcast by calling it Club Gay Gay during a set. “Me and Katt [are] the last two that ain’t wore a dress, n***a. I called that n**ga… and said, ‘N***a, let’s do the ‘Non-Wearing A Dress Tour.’ That s**t’ll be hot like a motherf*cker,’” he added. The joke did manage to get a few laughs, however, it’s far from the first time Sharpe’s been accused of being gay.

This was something Sharpe was sure to point out on Nightcap recently. According to him, people are simply talking about him because he’s the “hot thing” right now. He explained that while people continue to “use the same joke” over and over again, he refuses to let it get to him, because he knows who he is.

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Shannon Sharpe Discusses “Gay” Jokes On Nightcap

“They’re using the same joke,” he described. “But at some point in time, it’s gonna get old and people are gonna get tired of y’all saying that ‘Shannon’s gay and Shannon this… You’re going to have to get back to telling jokes.”

Griffin isn’t the only one to talk about Sharpe as of late, however. Recently, Rich Dollaz weighed in on the personality, which resulted in a pretty awkward encounter later. According to him, he ran into Sharpe at the gym after the fact and hoped he didn’t realize it was him because he didn’t “want no smoke” with him.

Rich Dollaz On His Run-In With Shannon Sharpe

What do you think of Shannon Sharpe saying that comedians are running out of jokes about him? What about Rich Dollaz claiming to have run into Sharpe at the gym after “talking sh*t” about him? Share your thoughts in the comments section down below, and keep an eye on HNHH for more updates.

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Mase Slams Shannon Sharpe After NFL Legend Calls Him A Fake Pastor

Mase has fired back at Shannon Sharpe following his recent description of the rapper as a “gangster pastor.” The shots between the two came after Mase trolled Sharpe for feuding with Mike Epps. Mase addressed the situation during the latest episode of It Is What It Is.

“Your boy chose to target me about the sets and the working out and all that. He called me a fake pastor and all that. I want to address it,” he told his co-host, Cam’ron. “Listen Shannon, I’m not the one to play with.” From there, he brought up several issues with Sharpe. For one, he mentioned the Club Shay Shay host’s back-and-forth with the father of NBA star Ja Morant. He also further complained about the feud with Epps. “If you are for Black people, this is not the way to carry yourself,” he said at one point. Mase also noted the respectful way Sharpe behaved with Skip Bayless, as compared to other Black voices in media.

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Shannon Sharpe Coaches NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – FEBRUARY 16: Team Shannon Coach Shannon Sharpe communicates to his team during the first half against Team Stephen A. during the Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 16, 2024 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Mase continued: “He said I’m a pastor-gangster or something like that. And I would tell him, for your spiritual comment, that was ignorant because if you know anything about faith, all the people that were apostles and pastors, they died horrific deaths, they went to jail, they were hung upside-down. So it’s as gangster as you could be when it talks about doing for others and being tough.” Check out his full response below.

Mase Responds To Shannon Sharpe

Sharpe and Epps made amends during the NBA All-Star Weekend in Indianapolis, last weekend. Sharpe shared a picture of the two on Instagram to confirm the news. Be on the lookout for further updates on Mase and Shannon Sharpe on HotNewHipHop.

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Eddie Griffin Calls Shannon Sharpe Gay During Rant About Katt Williams

Eddie Griffin is a comedian who is not afraid to say how he feels about a particular situation. However, there is no doubt that this can lead to some bizarre rants and even some downright offensive ones. Overall, Griffin found himself in that territory recently while at a recent show. In the clip below, you can hear him talking about Katt Williams and how the comedian refuses to wear a dress. He even said that the two should go on a tour together that is based around their refusal to do such a thing.

“Me and Katt [are] the last two that ain’t wore a dress, n***a. I called that n**ga… and said, ‘N***a, let’s do the ‘Non-Wearing A Dress Tour.’ That s**t’ll be hot like a motherf*cker,’” Griffin explained. Furthermore, Griffing spoke on Club Shay Shay, the popular podcast hosted by Shannon Sharpe. Comedians like Mike Epps have accused Sharpe of being gay, and that is exactly what Griffin did. In fact, he called the show Club Gay Gay. Overall, it was a pretty hacky joke, but it certainly got some laughs.

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Eddie Griffin Goes Off

Now that Shannon Sharpe is seeing success in the interview space, it seems like he is getting more hate than ever before. Sharpe never dealt with these kinds of rumors before. However, he is now experiencing a wave of accusations, simply because he is going viral almost every week with his interviews. He is the biggest person in the media right now, and it is clear that there are some who want to knock him off of that pedestal. For now, it seems like that will not be possible, at least not for now.

Let us know what you think of these comments from Griffin, down below. Do you think this crusade against Shannon is bizarre? Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news and updates from around the entertainment world. We will continue to keep you informed on all of your favorite personalities and their upcoming projects.

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Are Shannon Sharpe & Stephen A. Smith Living Up To Expectations

ESPN appeared to swing the deal of 2023 when they added Shannon Sharpe to the rotating cast of analysts on First Take. It was a move made seemingly at the request of Stephen A. Smith following Sharpe’s departure from Undisputed. However, six months in, how are things looking for sports media’s newest power couple?

Smith & Sharpe Have Business Booming At ESPN

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 07: Shannon Sharpe speaks on SiriusXM at Super Bowl LVIII on February 07, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

2023 was First Take‘s most successful year to date. Anchored by Smith and Molly Qerim along with their rotating cast of guests, the show averaged 496,000 viewers per episode and extended its year-on-year growth streak to 17 months. Viewership only seemed to get better later in the year, with Sharpe debuting in early September. Over 700,000 people were tuning in to Sharpe’s first week on the show. Furthermore, December 2023 was the show’s second most-watched month on record.

Additionally, when paired with a smooth transition for The Pat McAfee Show, which airs directly after First Take, ESPN has created an unstoppable four-hour programming block. Furthermore, the massive talent cuts ESPN seemingly undertook to acquire Sharpe were completely negated by a $2 billion gaming partnership late in the year. In terms of money and viewership, things are great at ESPN. However, there is a catch.

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Does Stephen A. Respect Shannon Too Much On First Take?

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The First Take era of ESPN has been defined by yelling. A lot of yelling. In fact, First Take would likely be a much less successful show if people weren’t yelling. However, the dynamic was always Stephen A. yelling at someone. Originally it was Skip Bayless. Then it was Max Kellerman. Now…Smith just sort of yells at everyone. He can’t yell at Qerim directly because that’s terrible optics. Nor can he yell at Mad Dog directly because that devolves into a screaming match. However, Smith also doesn’t want to yell at Sharpe because he literally pushed ESPN to sign the Hall of Famer and clearly respects him too much. Hell, one of Mad Dog’s viral rants in 2023 was about the bromance between Smith and Sharpe!

While the Smith-Sharpe pairing is clearly working, the show has fundamentally changed. Smith’s debates are now typically with lesser-known ESPN personalities, rather than his mainstay foil. However, this might just speak to an overall shift in Smith’s brand as “directionless yelling” is essentially the crux of his podcast, The Stephen A. Smith Show. Fans were hoping for all-out brawls between Smith and Sharpe but that just doesn’t happen. Smith has one voice for rants and another for Shannon Sharpe.

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Can Shannon Sharpe Prevent A Divorce Between Stephen A. Smith & ESPN?

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 08: Sports television personality Stephen A. Smith is seen on Radio Row ahead of Super Bowl LVIII at the Mandalay Bay Convention Centeron February 08, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

There is one other issue looming – Stephen A. Smith. Smith’s contract expires this year and he has made it very clear that he owes no loyalty to ESPN. Last December, Smith told Outkick’s Clay Travis that he wanted to be the broadcaster’s highest-paid talent and that he wanted $20 million in his new contract. That would be an $8 million raise from the $12M per year that he earns now. Furthermore, Smith told Travis that he has no qualms about leaving ESPN if they don’t meet his demands.

Smith likely wouldn’t net $20M a year if he went fully independent but he’d likely come pretty close. His podcast already gets free advertising on First Take despite not being an ESPN product. With sponsors and more freedom around his content and conduct, there is definitely an appeal to independent broadcasting for Smith. Additionally, it’s clear at this point that ESPN needs Smith more than Smith needs ESPN.

So where do things go from here? After investing heavily in Sharpe, they aren’t going to want to lose Smith. However, can ESPN justify Smith’s asking price? How is it going to look down the line if they lay off staff writers but still have Smith’s $20M salary on the books? And what is the ceiling for First Take? Just how many more viewers can they actually attract, especially when young people are less likely to buy an ESPN package?

Are you a fan of First Take‘s newest era? Do you wish that there was more drama? And where do you think the show goes from here? Let us know in the comments.

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Benzino Responds To Jokes About His Neck, Calls Out Shannon Sharpe

Benzino is tired of people making jokes about his neck and doesn’t understand why Shannon Sharpe isn’t the target of such scrutiny. He explained his reasoning during an upcoming appearance on Drink Champs. N.O.R.E. shared a teaser from the interview on Instagram, on Tuesday, featuring Benzino’s comments on his neck.

“N****s want to talk about my neck. I got a f*cking neck. Everybody has f*cking neck. Shannon Sharpe don’t got a neck. Like, Shannon Sharpe’s neck is as big as mine. Y’all don’t say nothing about Shannon Sharpe,” he argued.

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Benzino isn’t the only one to take a shot at Shannon Sharpe in recent days. Comedian Mike Epps also called him out during a stand-up routine. After a back and forth between the two, Sharpe revealed that they decided to sit down with one another on Club Shay Shay and hash things out. “UNC and @TheRealMikeEpps have decided 2 have a man 2 man conversation in Indy at NBA all star weekend 2 discuss our differences,” he said on Twitter. “We both realize this situation could’ve been, should’ve been handled differently. I apologize 2 fam, friends,  love 1s and my fans.” Check out Benzino’s comments on remarks about his neck and subsequent dig at Sharpe below. Sharpe has not responded to the comments.

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Prior to his interview on Drink Champs, Benzino made headlines for his long-standing feud with Eminem. The two released a pair of diss tracks aimed at one another in recent weeks. Additionally, he’s traded shots with Joe Budden. Benzino’s full appearance on Drink Champs will be dropping later this week. Be on the lookout for further updates on the rapper on HotNewHipHop.

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Shannon Sharpe To Speak With Mike Epps On “Club Shay Shay,” Apologizes For Feud

Shannon Sharpe has apologized for feuding with Mike Epps and says the comedian will be appearing on his Club Shay Shay podcast during NBA All-Star Weekend in Indianapolis, later this week. The former NFL star made the announcement on Twitter, on Monday.

The beef began when Epps called Sharpe out on stage during a stand-up performance. “That ni**a Shannon Sharpe called me trying to do an interview,” he said to the crowd. “I said ‘no Madea, I ain’t doing no interview with you’ – so you can sit across from me and look at my balls. The ni**a sh*t is called Shay Shay the ni**a is telling you. Put a wig on that motherf**ker and tell me if that ain’t motherf**king Madea sister.”

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Shannon Sharpe Poses With Chad Johnson

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 08: (L-R) Chad Ochocinco and Shannon Sharpe attend The Volume – Nightcap Live Show with Shannon Sharpe and Chad Ochocinco at Redtail on February 08, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for The Volume)

Sharpe responded during an episode of his Nightcap podcast with Chad Johnson. “I don’t care about all that other stuff. You can say I’m gay … I don’t care about that,” Sharpe said. “‘Cause I won’t chase a lie. But I won’t let you lie on my name. Say my name again, and I’m gonna release the DM. Because you’re lying.” He finished: “You said I reached out to you to come on Club Shay Shay, and you’re a mofo lie. Now when I see you, I’m gon’ see if you’re about that. I’m gon’ see if you want to say what you been saying, trying to get some jokes because you got mad because Katt Williams did what he did.” Finally, on Monday, Sharpe clarified that the two have decided to make amends. He wrote: “UNC and @TheRealMikeEpps have decided 2 have a man 2 man conversation in Indy at NBA all star weekend 2 discuss our differences. We both realize this situation could’ve been, should’ve been handled differently. I apologize 2 fam, friends,  love 1s and my fans.”

Shannon Sharpe Responds To Mike Epps

NBA All-Star Weekend will take place from February 16-18, 2024 in Indianapolis. Be on the lookout for further updates on Shannon Sharpe on HotNewHipHop.

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Corey Holcomb Continues To Perpetuate Shannon Sharpe Gay Rumors, Says Sharpe Brings “Fruit Booties” To “Club Shay Shay”

Corey Holcomb is a comedian who is not afraid to say how he feels about a situation. However, he is someone who comes across as a hater whenever he goes after someone. That is exactly what happened today as he took aim at Shannon Sharpe. Overall, his gripe against Shannon came in relation to the NFL legend’s feud with Mike Epps. Although Shannon and Epps are on track for an amicable conversation, Holcomb decided to weigh in with some thoughts of his own.

If you recall, this all started when Epps accused Shannon Sharpe of being gay. “That n***a Shannon Sharpe called me trying to do an interview. I said ‘no Medea, I ain’t doing no interview with you’ – so you can sit across from me and look at my balls,” Epps said. “The n***a sh*t is called Shay Shay the n*gga is telling you. Put a wig on that motherf*cker and tell me if that ain’t motherf*cking Madea sister.” Sharpe then clapped back by saying that Epps is a liar and he can expose DMs if necessary. As for Holcomb’s comments, he continued to push the narrative that Sharpe might be gay.

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Corey Holcomb Has Some Harsh Words For Shannon Sharpe

The comedian said that Sharpe has “fruit booties” on his show and that he is having sex with his male guests. Furthermore, the comedian took issue with Sharpe saying Taylor Swift moves the needle more than Beyonce. There were a bunch of other gripes he had with Sharpe, although as many fans explained, Holcomb is coming across as a hater. Shannon is having a huge moment with Club Shay Shay, and not everyone is happy about it. That said, his brand is expanding, and he continues to be beloved by those who appreciate what he does.

Let us know what you think of all of this, in the comments section below. Is Holcomb being a hater? Do you like Club Shay Shay and if not, why? Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news and updates from around the entertainment world. We will always be sure to keep you informed.

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Mike Epps Hits Back At Shannon Sharpe And Gets The Opposite Reaction He Was Hoping For

Recently, Mike Epps went off on Shannon Sharpe for his interviews with Katt Williams and even Mo’Nique. However, the way he went about it, was homophobic and accusatory at the same time. “That n***a Shannon Sharpe called me trying to do an interview. I said ‘no Medea, I ain’t doing no interview with you’ – so you can sit across from me and look at my balls,” Epps said. “The n***a sh*t is called Shay Shay the n*gga is telling you. Put a wig on that motherf*cker and tell me if that ain’t motherf*cking Madea sister.”

Subsequently, Sharpe took to his podcast last night, where he had plenty to say about Epps. Overall, he made sure to let his feelings on the comedian be known. “Mention my name again, and I’m gonna put the DM … and I don’t like doing this. But you’re lying. I don’t care about all that other stuff.  You can say I’m gay … I don’t care about that. ‘Cause I won’t chase a lie. But I won’t let you lie on my name,” Sharpe said. “Say my name again, and I’m gonna release the DM. Because you’re lying. You said I reached out to you to come on Club Shay Shay, and you’re a mofo lie. Now when I see you, I’m gon’ see if you’re about that. I’m gon’ see if you want to say what you been saying, trying to get some jokes because you got mad because Katt Williams did what he did.”

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Mike Epps Continues The Feud

Above, you can see Epps’ response to Sharpe’s rant from last night. Epps told Shannon that he could come and see him at the All-Star game. Furthermore, he referred to Sharpe’s podcast as “black on black” crime. Unfortunately for Epps, he did not get the response that he was probably hoping for. Many felt like his comments were hypocritical and that Shannon is in the right. “Mike lied because he wanted to be apart of the conversation soo bad got caught,” one person wrote in TheNeighborhoodTalk comments section. “Mike Epps mad he can’t sit with Shannon sharp that the real tea,” said another.

Let us know which side you fall on in all of this. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news and updates from around the entertainment world. We will always be sure to keep you informed. Hopefully, these two are able to fix whatever issues they may have with one another.

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